WSA - Mobile Content honours best mobile apps
UN World Summit Awards for mobile content presented in Abu Dhabi
The UN World Summit Award (WSA) 2015 - Mobile Content awards have been held in Abu Dhabi, to recognise the best mobile applications for social and economic development.
The event, which took place from 1st to 3rd February, honoured 40 winning international teams of the 2014 World Summit Award (WSA) and eight 2015 WSA Mobile global Champions.
The event was hosted by Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre, and is held as part of the United Nation's World Summit on Information Society (WSIS).
Eight new global winners were announced from each award category during the ceremony. They included MOBIZY from the m-Business and Commerce category, Dubai Police app from the m-Government and Participation category, Life Saver app from the m-Learning and Education category, Createrria from the m- Entertainment and Lifestyle category, Ancient Aquilea 3D from the m- Tourism and Culture category, LIFENEWS from the m-media and news category, Universal Doctor Speaker from the m-Environment and Health category and the LIVOX app from the m- Inclusion and Empowerment category.
HE Rashed Lahaj Al Mansoori, director general at ADSIC stated: "ADSIC continually seeks to reinforce its position as a platform for thought leaders and subject-matter experts and proactively contributes to positioning the emirate of Abu Dhabi as an ideal platform to celebrate and honor true innovators.
"The breadth and sheer quality of innovation that was demonstrated during this event is a testament to the Information Society's ongoing efforts to create new pioneering solutions that cater to all, on every level.
"The successful exchange of insights and global learnings we , in the last three days were both inspirational and motivating, and we are proud to have provided a platform in the heart of the UAE's capital for this key ICT gathering," he added.
Prof. Peter A Bruck, chairman of the World Summit Award Board of Directors commented: "Mobile devices are the closest and most critical things for people in today's information society. Mobile penetration has already outnumbered the earth's population. Access to mobile networks is today as important as clean water or basic foods. The challenge is to create exciting content and innovative applications that do more than just meet basic needs of communication. Content, applications and solutions that impact the daily lives of millions and that connect minds in a smart manner.
"The WSA mobile Global Congress is the impressive showcase of products from all United Nations member states that make a difference and therefore have been selected by the WSA-mobile jury of global experts from 40 countries. The World Summit award addresses the social impact of mobile content and apps in the context of the UN focus on making the world sustainable and to create a true knowledge society," Bruck added.